DESIGNING THE DEATH STAR

 
 

February 13, 2005

All Death Stars must start with a Floor Base. I decided to maximise the funds and allow the MOST fans possible to participate, the basic Hallway would be able to be constructed with Half a sheet of Foamcore.

February 13, 2005

First step, roll out the Mac Tac. This will be supplied at the show but is basically available at any home depot type stores in the kitchen counter or paint sections.

February 13, 2005

The cool thing about Mac Tac is that it has a sticky side already. NO GLUE needed :) just peel the backing ...

February 13, 2005

... And apply to the foamcore surface. TADA !!! instant shiny floor :)

Simply flip the base upside down and trim off the excess Mac Tac with your X-Acto Knife. Watch out for the fingers !!!

February 13, 2005

Now the back wall is cut on BLACK Foamcore to make a cleaner seem between decals. The width of this wall is 7 Decals wide.

February 13, 2005

Ah... 20 hours of work so far making Photoshop Decals - LOL. But aren't they worth the time? :)

These were done freezing the DVD to get the absolute most accurate Death Star Wall decals ever.

February 13, 2005

The cool thing about Decals at the Workshop will be that YOU get to design the wall panels.

YOU select which Wall units and where to place them inside your room. This will allow you some creativity instead of just following specific instructions. Who wants that ? :P

February 13, 2005

I left a gap on the left for the foamcore thickness, after completing the room, I decided this is not needed. More on that later.

However the procedure remains the same. Start with your first Wall panel and make sure it follows the cut.

February 13, 2005

Now repeat with all the other Wall Panels until you have your completed Rear Wall.

February 13, 2005

Flip the foamcore upside down and trim off any excess Decals to give a flush look to the front of the Diorama.

DESIGNING THE DEATH STAR

 
 
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